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Stagehand Receives American Red Cross Lifesaving Award

Zach Grogan with his National Lifesaving Award from the American Red Cross.

The American Red Cross today awarded its National Lifesaving Award to live events production worker Zack Grogan for his role in helping to save a victim of cardiac arrest last December in Las Vegas.

Grogan, a stagehand supervisor for Henderson-based live event labor provider Rhino Nevada, administered chest compressions and rescue breathing to security guard Steve Bingham after Bingham collapsed in the basement area of the MGM Resorts Park Theater following the Jason Aldean show there last December 8. The compressions and breathing administered by Grogan, as well an electric shock provided by an automated external defibrillator, brought Bingham back to consciousness before emergency personnel arrived and took over his care.

"Zack made us very proud by stepping up the way he did. His actions exemplified in an extraordinary way our core values of caring and professionalism. For the Red Cross to recognize him with this award is a tremendous honor for us and, on behalf of Zack, we gratefully thank them for that," says Jeff Giek, founder and CEO of Rhino Staging & Events Solutions, parent of Rhino Nevada.

The award ceremony, normally held in person, was conducted via video conference and presided over by officers of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the Red Cross.

Rhino Staging & Events Solutions is a provider of high quality technical professionals for the live event industry in all major areas of the US. Rhino is headquartered in Tempe, AZ where it was founded in 1991.

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic Rhino has been producing food distribution events aimed at live event production workers in partnership with industry professionals like Jake Berry Productions, Just a Bunch of Roadies, Gallagher Productions, and Musically Fed and is a partner in the Save Live Events Now campaign with companies including Live Nation, AEG, and Feld Entertainment.


(16 October 2020)

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